The Citizens United v. FEC decision lays bare the need for not only a reassessment of how we allow corporate power to pervert our political system. It also shows America needs a movement for fundamental electoral reform.
When we consider the indignity and inhumane treatment that detainees at Guantanamo have experienced and the torture and abuse which has surely inflamed Islamists who fill the ranks of al-Qaeda-like networks, what is our nation’s collective reaction? How do we respond? Does the thought of Guantanamo even matter to us?
The media spent a full day on Monday, January 11th, dissecting and reconstructing the surface meaning of Sen. Harry Reid’s remarks on Obama, which most pundits and political leaders have characterized as racist. But was the comment really racist? Was it correct but said the wrong way? Does it mater how it was said? And how much more damage did the media do to the public’s already existing inability to unflinchingly address and discuss real issues concerning race?
He Tried to Blow Up the Plane with a Condom Bomb & Why Getting Hysterical About Airport Security is Wrong
Sheer hysteria or the illusion of hysteria dominates the conversation in the media right now. How much are we willing to give for the delusion of airport safety?
Deconstructing an idiom that those defending the Democratic Party’s and Obama’s handling of health reform (and other issues) like to use when discussing the politics of reform or change.
How to pare down a 752-page book into a 2-hour cable television event must have been a challenge for the producers of The People Speak, but those behind The People Speak succeed beautifully in presenting a tableau of Zinn’s revolutionary piece of nonfiction.
A new coalition of antiwar organizations—the End U.S. Wars Coalition—rallies on Saturday, Dec. 12th, in Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C. Not far from the White House, they will challenge the Nobel Peace Prize winner President Barack Obama and his administration to halt the escalation in Afghanistan. See the End US Wars website –EndUsWars.org— for more information.
Obama’s speech at West Point made the case for escalating a war to ultimately end it in 2011. Iraq, the troops, and 9/11 were invoked to deflect criticism on the war.
Democrats and supporters of Obama wait and wonder what to do with their opposition to war as a leader they have supported greatly tries to sell a hawkish strategy on Afghanistan to the nation at 8 pm ET from West Point Academy.
On the day before Thanksgiving, members of single payer advocacy organizations gathered for a press conference to voice strong concerns with a Democratic health bill that they feel fails to address the biggest problems with health care in America.